The day of a great saint's passing away to the world beyond frequently becomes an annual celebration. The second entry in our Festival series presents the tirobhava-mahotsava, or disappearance celebration, of the late Sri Kunjabihari Das Babaji Maharaja of Radha-kunda. Footage from the festival is divided into three parts:
1. Adhivasa-kirtana - A gathering taking place in the evening two days before the festival, an opening to the celebration. 2. Tirobhava-kirtana - A gathering on the morning of the festival day where songs describing the life-story of the saint are sung. 3. Parikrama - Circumambulation of the sacred ponds of Radha-kunda and Shyama-kunda, carrying a picture of the saint on a palanquin.
Related entries -
VIDEO http://www.archive.org/details/kbdb-adhivasa-2006-v http://www.archive.org/details/kbdb-tirobhava-2006-v http://www.archive.org/details/festivals_kbdb_tirobhava